Cultural Studies & Analysis
Types of Degrees Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many cultural studies and analysis graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Can You Do With a Cultural Studies & Analysis Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with culture studies:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of culture studies majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||5|
|Hispanic or Latino||14|
Students from other countries are interested in Culture Studies, too. About 12.2% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
How Much Do Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Make?
Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary
The median early-career salary of cultural studies and analysis students with a bachelor’s degree is $19,600 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $19,600 (25th percentile) and $19,600 (75th percentile).
We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to culture studies so take that into consideration.
Salaries According to BLS
The median salary for someone in a career related to culture studies is $76,990. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Online Cultural Studies & Analysis Programs
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 schools offered some type of cultural studies and analysis program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||0||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||0||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||3||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||1||0|
Is a Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis Worth It?
The median salary for a culture studies grad is $76,990 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 93% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $741,800 after 20 years!
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Majors Related to Cultural Studies & Analysis
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to culture studies.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||37,392|
|Biological & Physical Science||29,278|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||1,310|
|Human Computer Interaction||1,272|
|Science, Technology & Society||1,171|
|Mathematics & Computer Science||1,105|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||424|
|Classical & Ancient Studies||303|
|Accounting & Computer Science||71|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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